The "emmis"

[From Bruce Abbott (970428.1035 EST)]

Rick Marken (970426.0900)]

I recommend that fans of conventional psychological research (Bruce
Abbott, Martin Taylor, Hans Blom, etc) read the following VERY carefully
(note, in particular, the very last statemeant; I have said this over
and over again for the last 10 years or so but maybe if
it comes from Bill, wrapped in such a nice, rigorous package, you
will pay attention). If, after reading this, you still believe that
conventional psychological research contributes to our understanding of
behavior then I think there is nothing anyone can do for you.

I read it the first time, and I would suppose that Martin and Hans did, too.
Would you like me to start taking up CSGnet bandwidth reposting other
people's just-posted messages, too? Just in case you missed them the first
time? I'd be more than happy to . . . (:->

Rick Marken (970426.1800 PDT) --

Emmis (not sure of the spelling) is a yiddish word that (if it could
be translated) would mean something like "plain, honest talk". Here
is more emmis:

[emmis deleted]

From: Oded Maler (970427)

Rick probably meant EMET which is "truth" in Hebrew, pronnounced
as EMES in Yiddish.

Appartntly "emmis" (not to be confused with "emes") means boring people by
endlessly quoting other people's just-posted posts whose message you happen
to agree with, thus forcing everyone to read them at least twice. The final
example emmis follows:

Rick Marken (Shortly after) --

Bruce Gregory wrote:

[From Bruce Gregory (970426.2100 EST)]

Rick Marken (970426.1800 PDT)]

> Emmis (not sure of the spelling) is a yiddish word that (if it could
> be translated) would mean something like "plain, honest talk". Here
> is more emmis:

Thanks. I'll have to get a copy of the O.Y.D. :wink:

Bruce

This one didn't even carry a comment.

Ho, hum,

Bruce